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Syracuse vs. Villanova: Around the Web

Lets take a look at how the rest of the world saw the game.

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Villanova's loss last nighthad a lot of people glued to their laptops -- or Google Chromecasts -- to see if the Wildcats would pull off the upset. They almost had it on a last-second field goal, and could have had it again if a double-overtime conversion attempt had succeeded.

It's not difficult to see the negatives as a Villanova fan, and Chris did a great job of summarizing the end-of-game decisions that ultimately sank the 'Cats. Ultimately, things could have gone much worse, however.

Lets take a look at how the rest of the world saw the game:

Syracuse edges Villanova, 27-26, in double overtime | Philly.com
Villanova had a window of opportunity to defeat a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent Friday night, but its chance sailed wide.

Syracuse Barely Defeats Villanova In Double Overtime | VAVEL.com
Syracuse needed double overtime and some luck to defeat a pesky Villanova squad 27-26 on Friday evening.

Syracuse needs 2OT fake field goal to beat FCS Villanova | SBNation.com
The Wildcats mounted an impressive comeback, but a fourth quarter missed field goal led to an overtime loss.

FCS Top 25 Roundup - Week 1 | The Sports Network
Villanova football is seeking a season of redemption after a disappointing 2013 campaign and it could take plenty of positives out of its 27-26 double-overtime loss at Syracuse in the 2014 opener for both teams Friday night.

Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer says Terrel Hunt's ejection was merited; no further punishment | syracuse.com
"He reacted. He's a competitive, tough kid," Shafer said. "I love Terrel Hunt. He'll bounce back and get going. It is what it is, man. There's penalties sometimes."

Double Trouble: Syracuse Uses Fake Field Goal to Avoid Upset to Villanova - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Syracuse started the season with a home game against an underdog FCS opponent. What could go wrong?

Syracuse football running game struggles to find rhythm against Villanova in season opener | syracuse.com
Aside from his touchdown, Gulley ran for 38 yards on 10 carries. Adonis Ameen-Moore, George Morris II and Devante McFarlane combined for 23 yards on 16 carries.

Villanova Football Loses Nail Biter To Syracuse | CBS Philly
The Villanova Wildcats lost their football opener to Syracuse 27-26.

Syracuse football vs. Villanova photos: Nova at SU, Aug. 29, 2014 Highlight and lowlights | syracuse.com
Syracuse wins in overtime over Villanova 27-26 to open the season at the Carrier Dome. There were missed field goals, missed extra points, goal line stands and finally a victory for the Orange.

Why is Syracuse football playing Villanova on Friday night if it's not for television? | syracuse.com
Apparently, they played last night to accommodate a Jason Aldean concert and the New York State Fair. Damn it feels good...

ESPN SportsCenter Top-10 | iQ media
LISTEN, YOU'RE GOING TO RETURN PUNTS, YOU BETTER HAVE SOME POP.

ESPN's SportsCenter thinks Villanova upset Syracuse | syracuse.com
Syracuse beat Villanova 27-26, except according to SportsCenter, the Orange lost. Good job, ESPN!

Syracuse football squeaks by Villanova in overtime for win in season-opener | syracuse.com
Some pockets of the student section had started to clear out by the middle of the fourth quarter with the game still hanging in the balance.

Villanova’s upset bid thwarted in OT at Syracuse | Delco Times
Villanova had a simple strategy for Friday night’s showdown with Syracuse in the Carrier Dome. The plan was to keep the game close and pull it out in the fourth quarter.